Status Update: Homewood-Hampton Taking Shape in West Loop
Jul09

Status Update: Homewood-Hampton Taking Shape in West Loop

When Gotham City found itself in trouble, it’d illuminate the Bat Signal, alerting Batman all was not well with the world. Here at The Chicago Architecture Blog, we look to the sky for signs of construction, not trouble. In our city, we have Progress, with a capital P, which rhymes with C, and that stands for Construction. And nothing points the way to an exciting construction project like a big honking crane stretching for the...

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Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction
Feb17

Golub Townhome Development to Begin Demolition And Pre-Construction

The former XO Condo Development at 1712 South Prairie in the South Loop will re-emerge as a pricey condominium complex in about 18 months. The new Golub Town Home Development, designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, will begin pre-construction activities in the next few weeks. A status report on Golub and several other pending developments were on a busy schedule at the Prairie District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) community...

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Chicago Architecture Scene Will Be Busy In 2015, Reports CAF Chief
Dec10

Chicago Architecture Scene Will Be Busy In 2015, Reports CAF Chief

Earlier this week, the Chicago Architecture Blog spoke with Armando Chacon, president of the West Central Association Chamber of Commerce, to get some insights about the growth of the West Loop. Today, we’ll look at what the crystal ball shows for significant architectural projects citywide in the coming year. For starters: That hole in the ground at 400 North Lake Shore Drive that was to be the stratospheric new skyscraper—the...

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Status Update: The Shops at Lakeshore East

It looks like the long-awaited supermarket at Lakeshore East is inching closer to reality. When I moved to LSE in January, 2004 the leasing agents were all excited about the supermarket that would open “within months.” I continued shopping with Peapod, and by the time I left in 2007, there was still nothing but a mud hole where the store was supposed to go. Today I stopped by to see if anything had changed in the year...

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Club Lago Reopening Party

Earlier this week we told you about the unfortunate destruction of Club Lago (331 West Superior Street) back in March.  I’m glad to say that I got an e-mail from Jennifer Little this morning telling us that Club Lago will have a grand re-opening party Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 at 5:00pm. But wait — the news is even better.  You don’t have to wait until next week to get your Club Lago fix....

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